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Metal and mineral (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers (NAICS 4235)
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National sales and inventories for merchant wholesalers in this industry are published monthly in Monthly Wholesale Trade.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 0 10,962 11,310 3.2%
Sales ($ Millions) 0 117,455 227,048 93.3%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 0 6,562 9,322 42.1%
Total employment 0 147,703 165,857 12.3%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) N/A 10,715 20,075 87.4%
Sales per employee ($1,000) N/A 795 1,369 72.1%
Sales per $ of payroll N/A 17.9 24.4 36.1%
Payroll per employee ($) N/A 44,425 56,206 26.5%
Employees per establishment N/A 13.5 14.7 8.8%
Sales per capita ($) 0 408 754 84.6%
Population per establishment N/A 26,248 26,639 1.5%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
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All figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes in prices.
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THE ECONOMIC CENSUS IS THE OFFICIAL 5-YEAR MEASURE OF AMERICAN BUSINESS
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SALES PER EMPLOYEE
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